With their new album “Can’t Stop,” CNBlue has conquered the Taiwanese music charts as well as the hearts of Central and South America, proving their global popularity once again.
According to Taiwanese total album sales chart “Five Music,” CNBlue’s new album “Can’t Stop” recorded an impressive album sale rate of 10.17% in its first week, taking over the number one spot. For the 25 days from February 21-27, “Can’t Stop” had the highest number of sales in Korea and Japan, also sitting pretty at number one. Leader Jung Yong Hwa had said, “It’s the album that we contemplated the most on, and we worked that much harder on it.” With 6 self-composed songs by CNBlue, the album shows a more mature artistic side of the band, and the album is receiving high praise.
America’s Billboard predicted the band’s success, saying, “CNBlue’s 180-degree transformation in their rock-pop sound for ‘Can’t Stop’ will once again conquer the top of the charts.” Immediately following the release of their “Can’t Stop” album, it hit number one in all of the Asian iTunes’ ‘top albums’ charts, as well as 3rd and 5th in the Mexican and Peruvian iTunes, as well. Having recently wrapped up a world tour in Central and South America, CNBlue is receiving the spotlight as a new Hallyu icon. Chile’s media outlet “Bio bio Chile” even called CNBlue ‘the most popular rock band of the Hallyu Wave.’
This is CNBlue’s first comeback in a year, and on March 2, the band will hold a solo comeback show called “Can’t Stop” on SBS, where they will perform their new songs live.